What are our COVID-19 Protocols?
The UC Theatre is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, patrons, artists, and community. We highly recommend that all patrons be fully vaccinated before attending a show at our venue. Masks recommended to be worn inside the venue. A non-vented N95 or KN95 mask or other well-fitted mask are recommended to be worn inside the venue to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
We will continue to monitor and follow all current CDC, State of California, Alameda County, and City of Berkeley recommendations.
See our full COVID-19 Protocols here.
Is proof of vaccine required for entry?
No. As of April 1, local mandates have dropped the vaccine requirement for indoor spaces with 1,000+ capacities.
Where can I find a vaccination site near me?
Visit here to find a location close to you. We encourage everyone who can to get vaccinated!
What if I have misplaced my vaccine card?
Not to worry! California residents can get an authorized digital card to your phone HERE. This actually recommend this option as it will be the faster priority entry through the doors.
Still have a question regarding our COVID-19 Policy?
Please reach out to [email protected].
To purchase tickets online, visit our homepage. All of our shows have online ticket sales and it’s recommended to purchase in advance as shows may sell out.
Box Office is open on show nights from door time until 10:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is subject to change and the box office may be closed on major holiday weekends.
Refunds are only available in the event of a cancellation. No exchanges. In the event of a cancellation, all refunds will be given at the original place of purchase. Tickets purchased via phone or internet will be automatically refunded.
Will Call opens 1 hour before doors and will be available until the show ends.
General Admission or Seated? Both! The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall is a general admission venue with limited seating. However, the venue also accommodates fully seated shows as well. In some instances, at the discretion of management, tables and/or chairs may be placed on the general admission floor. Access to those are first-come, first-served.
For requesting ADA seating, please send an email to [email protected] with the show title and date of show in the subject line along with a brief description of your seating requirements with any additional information to help us provide the best experience for you at our venue. Our team will then reply to your seating arrangement request as soon as we can. Please note that because of limited space, we can issue up to two ADA seating passes to the requestor and their companion.
Would you like to purchase tickets without a service charge? Cash purchases during our Sunday Box Office hours (10am-2pm) are at face value, subject to no service fee. Credit card purchases are at face value with a 3% credit card processing fee, but no service fee. You may also purchase tickets on any show night (starting 1 hour before doors); these tickets are subject to a $3 service charge per ticket.
For everyone’s safety, guests are subject to bag searches and various levels of screening, subject to artist and management discretion. Some examples of items that are not allowed include: weapons, sharp or dangerous items, large markers, food, beverages, illegal drugs, wallet chains, mace, stickers, flyers or multiples of items intended for resale or distribution, cameras with detachable lenses, video/audio recorders, no cameras with flash, tripods etc. We also don’t allow drug paraphernalia, spray paint, laser pointers, vapor pens, or smokeless cigarettes. Please use good judgment. If you have specific questions, please call our box office. This list is subject to change show by show, or at the performer’s request.
Age Policy: The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall is an all-ages venue with the exception of babies in arms. Every person must have a ticket. Please bring ear protection for your child, as this may be required at certain shows, at our discretion. If we are presenting a children’s event, we may alter this policy. Please check the specific event for information.
Please note: the audio recording and camera policy frequently changes based on the preference of the artist(s). Many performers allow small personal pocket cameras but require a press pass for professional gear. Video is never allowed.
Alcohol: To purchase alcoholic beverages, patrons must present valid government-issued photo identification and be at least 21 years of age. (United States-issued ID card/drivers license or passport only. No exceptions.)
Re-Entry: There is no re-entry once you have been admitted into the venue, although re-entry is permitted from our designated outdoor smoking area.
I forgot to bring cash! Does The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall have an ATM? No we don’t, but we accept all major cards. Please note that our Coat Check is cash only.
Can I bring in outside food or drinks? Outside food and beverages are not permitted.
Parking and public transportation: Downtown Berkeley is easily accessible via BART, bus, bicycle and car. Please visit our Transportation page to learn more, or visit http://www.511.org.
Where to Stay: There are numerous hotels near The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall: Downtown Berkeley Inn, Hotel Durant, Berkeley City Club, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley Travelodge and more. VisitBerkeley and HotelsCombined have additional information.
Where to Eat: The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall has a full restaurant with a menu that changes daily. There are also many great options in the area.
Do you have a Lost & Found?
Yes. For lost and found items, please visit the box office (open one hour before the first show time of the day) or email us at [email protected]
Are you affiliated with UC Berkeley?
No. The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall never has been, nor is it currently, associated with the University of California. In 1917, when the Theatre was built, University Avenue was considered the gateway to downtown Berkeley and the entrance to the campus at the top of the street. Because of its proximity to the campus and its location on University, the Theatre was named in honor of the esteemed academic institution.
How do I make a gift to The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall?
Please see our Donations page for information on donating to the Theatre and its Education Program. All donations are tax-deductible.
How is the renovation of The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall being funded?
The $5.6 million project is funded through a philanthropic capital campaign and private sources.
When did the new music venue open?
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall held its first live music concert on April 7, 2016 with Dark Star Orchestra.
Where can I buy some UCT Merch?
You support this independently run, nonprofit music venue by ordering t-shirts, masks, phone cases, and more here!
Venue Office: [email protected] or 510-356-4000
Mailing Address: 2036 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94704